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Increasing Prevalence of Alzheimer’s Disease Underscores Need for Services

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

 

November 15, 2017 - 

MERCERVILLE, NJ - Recent scientific findings suggest that people who have abnormalities in breaking down glucose have higher concentrations of the sugar in their brains, and worse symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, than the general population. While the exact relationship between blood glucose and Alzheimer's is unknown, findings like this bring scientists one step closer to developing a treatment for the disease that is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.

According to the Alzheimer's Association, deaths from Alzheimer's disease have climbed 89% between 2000 and 2014, and one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia. The social cost of the disease is enormous, both from the financial and time burden it puts on caregivers, as well as the emotional toll it has on families.

The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc. (NJAMHAA) is a trade association representing nearly 160 New Jersey community-based providers of behavioral healthcare services, which can be found in every county statewide and serve about 500,000 individuals of all ages each year. NJAMHAA members treat many seniors who depend on Medicare and Medicaid, which are both vital programs that fund many treatments, medications, and other services for seniors who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Throughout the ongoing federal healthcare reform efforts, NJAMHAA has been a strong advocate for preserving these programs.

 

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